Recreation in West U

Sept. 26, 2016

Little Free Library | West U Scout House

Twin children enjoy dedication of West U's most recent Little Free LibraryLess than a year after establishing a Little Free Library in West University's Colonial Park, local author Chris Cander launched another book exchange at the Scout House, in the 6100 block of Edloe across from Roger Martin Properties. Cander is a West U resident and award-winning children’s book author. She ...

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March 28, 2016

West U Parks | Award for Excellence

The Texas Recreation and Park Society Institute honored the City of West University Place with its most prestigious award this month at the Galveston Island Convention Center.  West University Place is the only city with a population under 20,000 to be given this designation this year.

In receiving the ...

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Nov. 19, 2015

Colonial Park Little Free Library

Roger Martin Properties is happy to have sponsored a Little Free Library in Colonial Park, the first to be located in a West University Place public park!  

Little Free Libraries encourage people to "Take a Book; Give a Book".  The City of West University Place will place one Little ...

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Feb. 28, 2014

New Gardens in Hermann Park - Opening 2014

Garden Mount at McGovern Centennial Gardens in Hermann ParkI am looking forward to the completion of these new gardens in Hermann Park.  The most interesting design element is this “Garden Mount”, which can be seen from the Museum of Natural Science.  A handicap-accessible ramp spirals up to the top of the mount, from which we will ...

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Feb. 15, 2013

WUSA Girls Softball - Kickoff Parade

The Kickoff Parade of the WUSA Girls Softball season.
 

This is one of those moments that demonstrates why I LOVE living in West University Place.  Check out these delightful munchkins!  This annual parade celebrates the kickoff of the West U Girls Softball season.  No question - this is home-town living at its best!

The parade is sponsored by one of our neighborhood sports ...

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April 3, 2012

Fun in West University Place - Our Parks and Recreation Facilities

West University Place Parks and Recreation FacilitesIn West U, we LOVE our parks!  The City of West U says it best:  our city parks are Your Key to FUN in West University Place!

  1.  Judson Park, at 4201 Judson, has lighted tennis courts, playground equipment, a picnic deck, and a concrete walking path.

  2. Colonial ...

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May 5, 2011

The Clayton Library – A Best Kept Secret

Clayton house, designed by Birdsall Briscoe, houses the genealogical collection of the Houston Public Library SystemThis beautifully-restored, red-brick, Georgian home is another of Houston’s Best Kept Secrets – the Clayton Library of the Houston Public Library system (www.houstonlibrary.org/clayton).  Clayton House was built in 1917 and designed by noted Houston architect Birdsall P. Briscoe.  The Clayton Library complex houses the Center ...

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April 27, 2011

Julia Ideson Library - Houston's Best Kept Secrets

Julia Ideson LibraryWhen it was first constructed in 1926, the Julia Ideson Library was intended as the centerpiece of a five-building civic center in Downtown Houston.  But then came the Crash and the Great Depression, and those other public buildings were never built.  Today, this Spanish Renaissance building is hemmed ...

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March 7, 2011

The Houston Arboretum - One of Houston's Best Kept Secret

The Houston Arboretum and Nature Center is one of Houston's Best Kept SecretsWith 155 wooded acres and over five miles of trails, the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center is one of Houston’s Best Kept Secrets.  Once inside the woods, you could be miles from the hustle and bustle of city life.  It is hard to believe that this quiet ...

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March 7, 2011

Children’s Museum Wins Award

Childrens Musem of HoustonThe Children’s Museum of Houston has always been a favorite of mine.  It is a must-see visit whenever we have visiting munchkins in town. Truth to tell, it is as entertaining to the big kids (like me!) as it is to little ones.

I remember well the weekend this ...

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